Leon Haslam’s Miller World Superbike weekend was beset by problems, the worst of which ruined his chance at a good qualifying time and then reared its ugly head again the first race.
The Derbyshire man has been struggling with the BMW’s engine brake setting all weekend and it has been pushing him on into corners. He suffered this problem last year but thought the new engine specification had put paid to the issue.
“It was a tough weekend. Everything that could have gone wrong did this weekend. Due to electrical issues and other things we missed a lot of track time. In race one we were struggling with the engine brake. For race two we made good steps, the boys had worked very well, but we need to do more. Our lap time was not too bad in race two, but it is not where we should be. The main thing we need to work on is the engine braking,” said Haslam.
"The long break between the red flag and the restart was a positive thing for me because we could reassess the bike and make some more changes after we lost a lot of time over the weekend. I got a good feeling over the first three laps and we made some more changes for the second part which brought another small improvement.”